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CBS Sees Primetime, Late-Night Advertising Gains From Upfront (EXCLUSIVE)

Despite an array of new video options, Madison Avenue is still placing big bets on one of its standbys. CBS expects the volume of advance advertising commitments placed against its next primetime schedule to rise 5% to 6%, according to a person familiar with the matter, and advance commitments placed against its late-night programming to increase 20% in the industry’s annual ... Read More »

BE Exclusive: Creativity at test as FSSAI pushes new advertising norms

How far one can go with creative advertising when getting ‘hurt’ becomes a new normal? The recent ad campaign by Surf Excel on Holi celebrations saw a huge backlash after Twitteritis went all out criticising the ‘misleading’ ad causing ‘hurt’. The ad later disappeared silently. Creating successful advertising campaigns under the regulatory framework was already difficult with brand ambassadors even facing prosecution ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy On6 India Launch Expected on July 2, Will Be Flipkart Exclusive

HIGHLIGHTS Flipkart has confirmed the new Samsung Galaxy On-Series model It could be the rumoured Galaxy On6 The smartphone is teased with an ‘Infinity Display’ panel Flipkart has confirmed the launch of a new Samsung Galaxy On-Series model. The model, which is likely to be the rumoured Galaxy On6, is set to debut in India on July 2, the e-commerce giant revealed ... Read More »

‘Entertainment Tonight’ Co-Host Nancy O’Dell Lists Pasadena Estate (EXCLUSIVE)

SELLERS: Nancy O’Dell and Keith Zubchevich LOCATION: Pasadena, CA PRICE: $7,189,000 SIZE: 8,926 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms plus guesthouse YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Last fall, shortly after veteran entertainment news journalist and longtime “Entertainment Tonight” co-host Nancy O’Dell was identified as the married woman Donald Trump crudely and unsuccessfully tried to make a move on in the now infamous leaked “Access Hollywood” video tape on which ... Read More »

Exclusive: Pre-owned fashion marketplace Elanic buys P2P kids wear portal

Peer-to-peer fashion portal Elanic has acquired an online marketplace for pre-owned toys and apparel for children, a top company executive told VCCircle. According to Anjali Goyal, co-founder, Secondcry, following the acquisition, the platform will soon migrate to Elanic and she will be joining the company as head of categories. Secondcry, run by Priceless Parenting Pvt. Ltd., had started as a ... Read More »

Exclusive Review: Lexus RX 450h

We have told you Lexus is on the threshold of its India debut and that the RX450h will lead its portfolio. When Lexus launched its first hybrid SUV in 2004, the company was at the forefront of electrification. Its petrol engine worked in harmony with an electric motor to provide impressive thrust when needed, and superior economy when flowing with ... Read More »

Exclusive Review: Lexus RX 450h

We have told you Lexus is on the threshold of its India debut and that the RX450h will lead its portfolio. When Lexus launched its first hybrid SUV in 2004, the company was at the forefront of electrification. Its petrol engine worked in harmony with an electric motor to provide impressive thrust when needed, and superior economy when flowing with ... Read More »

Flipkart Teases OnePlus 3 Sale; OnePlus Co-Founder Tweets ‘What’s This? We’re Exclusive With Amazon’

Those who opened Flipkart today were greeted by a huge banner for the sale of the OnePlus 3 smartphone during the company’s upcoming Big Shopping Days sale, which kicks off on Sunday. Interestingly, the banner contained hugely discounted pricing for the OnePlus 3 of under Rs. 20,000. This comes as a big surprise, considering the Chinese brand exclusively sells its ... Read More »

Exclusive First Drive: Skoda Kodiaq

Everybody knows that the new Skoda Kodiaq is exactly the same car as Volkswagen Tiguan or SEAT Ateca, so what’s the point in testing another version of the same machine, right? But then again, all three take part in the World Car of the Year contest as separate candidates, so it’s my duty as a world car juror to spend ... Read More »

Exclusive: Second Generation Audi Q5 2.0 TDI Quattro Ultra Review

The new generation of the Audi Q5 is a comprehensively improved vehicle. Not that the last car had glaring flaws – after all it has been a hit since its 2008 launch. But yes 8 years really called for a new model. And so 1.6 million units later the next generation car is ready to roll. The new Q5 has ... Read More »